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This year, DONA International and our doulas have been featured in articles by Essence magazine, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) issued a new Committee Opinion: Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth. This Opinion was endorsed by the The American College of Nurse–Midwives and the Association of Women’s Health,...read more
It’s no secret that the health of women after they give birth in the United States is declining rather than improving. Both rates of death (mortality) and complications (morbidity) are on the rise. In a 2015 Bulletin, the World Health Organization stated the situation...read more
By Melissa L. Harley, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, DONA International Director of Marketing and Public Relations According to results from our 2016 DONA International member-wide survey, DONA International membership reported strong interest in several causes important to...read more
By Chama Woydak,LCCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) Are you an ideas person? Do amazing ideas for your doula practice come to you while driving, enjoying your morning coffee, or supporting a client? Does it sometimes feel like a curse to have so many thoughts on how you can...read more